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“Romus has been central to the creative music world of the West Coast for a number of years, and he keeps stretching the boundries of originality with each new release.” Frank Rubolino - onefinalnote.com/Cadence
RENT ROMUS is a saxophonist/multi-instrumentalist, bandleader, music and performing arts producer, and community leader living in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is heavily involved in exploring past the confines of standard music forms of composition and improvisations in a wide variety of musical settings. He is also focused in presenting and supporting the local experimental and avant-garde community. From his very beginnings as a student of Jazz while being exposed to the twilight tutelage of Stan Getz he found himself drawn to the outer realms of music. From 1986 to present day Rent Romus has recorded and released twenty two recordings as a leader featuring a cross section of new up and coming musicians as well as seasoned veterans of the improvised arts which have included Jason Olaine, Steve Rossi, Chico Freeman, John Tchiai, Jonas Müller, Stefan Pasborg, Toyoji Tomita, Dave Mihaly, Bill Noertker, CJ Borosque, Philip Everett, Ray Scheaffer, Paris Slim, Jesse Quattro, Scott R Looney, Bob Marsh, Jim Ryan, Ernesto Diaz-Infante, Tobias Fischer, and most recently Thollem Mcdonas to name a few. As a producer and artist business activist he runs Edgetone Records a label for all forms of improvisation and experimentation. He is the founder and Executive Director of Outsound Presents under which curates The SIMM Music Series at the Musicians Union Hall on alternate Sundays as well as the long standing Luggage Store Gallery New Music Series every Thursday both in San Francisco, and The Outsound New Music Summit (formerly the edgetone new music summit), a national experimental music festival held in the greater San Francisco Bay Area every summer in July.